Weekly News ~ May 22

Dear Families,

Three more days…it went SO fast.

Field Day took place Friday because of weather concerns, so Monday will be kept as normal as possible tying up loose ends and organizing our things for the first round of items to go home. Be on the lookout for math workbooks, and a writing notebook. Please find a special place for the writing notebook because there are precious entries (most are rough drafts so don’t be alarmed by the imperfections). You’ll want to keep this forever. 🙂

Have your child bring an empty book bag on Tuesday so it can be filled with the final odds and ends without causing a shoulder strain. On Tuesday, we’ll have the 3rd grade multiplication challenge and the class ice cream party afterwards. It is an early release day. Children are not to bring a book bag on a bus on Wednesday. And we’ll celebrate a birthday that day!

Happy birthday, Nolan!

I hope you were able to enjoy SeeSaw as much as the children and I have. It was quite exciting to share our classroom activities and artifacts in real time delivered straight to your device! You can print off everything your child has done this year and add it to a scrapbook, paper or digital.

I’ll miss this unique set of children. They’re the most cooperative bunch I’ve ever had. I loved mixing them up in different groups because everyone loved learning, pitched in, and supported one another. They are also my best “GoNoodle” group. They’ll tell you what that means. The children were good talkers…and listeners, too!

Have a wonderful summer! Read a lot! Keep the promise to read all the Time for Kids. Continue to practice your multiplication facts. Work on MobyMax. Use your imagination —run, explore, build things, make a new friend, learn something new, create! The next school year will begin before we know it.

Lots of love,

Mrs. Pennington

Weekly News ~ May 15

Dear Families,

Monday is Field Day! Please have your child wear athletic shoes and sunscreen. You may send in a water bottle of you like. Your child may bring a change of clothes if you think “wetness” will make him or her uncomfortable.

We’ll be finalizing projects and taking assessments this week, in addition to the following:

Monday: Library books due

Tuesday: Math Inventory

Wed: 5th Grade States Parade and Talent Show

Thursday: Talent Show

Friday: Science quiz–Magnets

Thanks for all you do!!

Fondly,

Mrs. Pennington

 

Weekly News ~ May 8

Dear Families,

Sorry for the late posting, but there have been a million distractions. We’re trying to keep things as normal as possible (famous last words!).

We’re keeping busy with our science insulator project, a mother’s day activity or two, end of year assessments, our BreakoutEdu challenge, etc. The days are busy and full.

The only homework this week is work with multiplication facts. We will have the year-end third grade multiplication challenge a week the final Tuesday before our summer vacation. The children should work on speed with facts. Use MobyMax or whatever favorite multiplication practice site or method your child prefers.

Have a great week and wonderful mother’s day!

Fondly, Mrs. Pennington

Weekly News ~ May 1

Dear Families,

It’s MAY! How time flies! We’re in our last 3 and a half weeks of school, and we have so much on our plate. Thank you for making my teacher appreciation luncheon special! We are awaiting bird friends at the feeder that is set up on our back door. I love how the children all signed the bird feeder!

We need a collection of materials for our insulator project this week. Plastic, Styrofoam, aluminum foil, bubble wrap, cotton, and straw are just some that came to mind. You and your child might think of something different. The plan is to have a bin of materials for teams to access in an attempt to keep an ice cube from melting. We’ll begin building on Wednesday, so need some materials by then. Thanks ahead of time!

Homework will include spelling, and daily math and handwriting. Here’s the plan for the week:

  • Writing-  Progressive imaginary story
  • Grammar- Review, complex sentences
  • Reading– Literature circles
  • Math– Geometry, grids
  • Social Studies- Heat
  • Read Aloud– Wonder

We also started our Pentopia market day on Friday. The children LOVED it! We made our own currency, are being paid a weekly salary for jobs, and are providing products and services to buy and sell. This week, the children will have to pay taxes! 🙁 I haven’t given them the bad news yet. By the way, the children shouldn’t have to spend hardly any money to bring in products from home. Noodle necklaces, homemade bookmarks, ninja stars, etc. have always been popular. I’ll be sure to send you some pictures of our events as we’ll have a market day 2 more Fridays.

Have a great week!

Fondly,

Mrs. Pennington